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by Prince Of Petworth October 5, 2017 at 9:50 am 0

1827 Adams Mill Road, NW

Thanks to Alex for sending CareFirst’s response to the One Medical coverage situation:

“One Medical is seeking dramatic – egregious – increases in rates from CareFirst as well as additional mandatory charges from CareFirst members that would result in millions of dollars in additional costs to members. Such cost increases at a time when many are already struggling to pay for their healthcare are unconscionable. The sharply increased rates and fees One Medical seeks ultimately come directly out of the pockets of our members and the employer groups to which they belong and these costs have become harder and harder to bear.

The out of network status that One Medical seeks will place their service beyond the reach of many members. This will likely necessitate the need for members who use One Medical to re-establish their primary care relationships with other practices. We deeply regret this unilateral decision by One Medical. However, discussions to resolve this will continue.”

by Prince Of Petworth August 17, 2017 at 10:55 am 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC

Thanks to a reader for passing on:

“Epic Twitter rant about Comcast service issues in Logan Circle at 15th and Q NW that started in December 2016 to today and it still isn’t fixed that has created a condo wide problem of failed cable and Internet service.”

Continues after the jump. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth July 25, 2017 at 3:15 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Clif Burns

“Dear PoPville,

I live in Brookland and absolutely love it. However, my neighbor across the alleyway does not have running water. As a result, he regularly urinates in the alleyway. He also has guests who have in the past urinated in the alley and defecated in a neighbor’s backyard (not even his own, which somehow bothered me more). I’ve talked to him about this to no avail – the house has a huge overdue water bill that he can’t pay, and it’s way too high for me to consider paying it for my own sanity. I contacted DCRA but they never sent anyone. Any thoughts on how to handle this? Is this even legal, to live without running water?”

by Prince Of Petworth July 24, 2017 at 12:30 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

The 1000 block of 6th St, NE is almost equidistant between the new H St. Whole Foods and Union Market. It is the home to JO Wilson Elementary School Athletic Fields, a new Capitol Bikeshare dock and the recently opened Old City Market. It is also home to one vacant house that since the late spring has become a nearly daily meeting place for a few of the blocks residents and dozens of non-residents. This week, the notice in the photo was posted on the wall of the Old City Market. Why? Because most days, beginning in the early afternoon, people congregate either in front of this vacant house to party or spread out around the entire block.

The party often lasts well past midnight and has included rowhouse shaking bass, air compressor fueled car washes, frequent dice games, alcohol drinking, marijuana smoking, people making lean (a mix of soda and codeine cough syrup for those of you not in the know) and the occasional bbq (on Memorial weekend there were over 100 people and two grills going at 1am) not to mention the constant barrage of fireworks (legal and illegal) over July 4th weekend. Parking has become so difficult on the block for residents that most mornings the street is virtually empty because residents have chosen to park elsewhere, even when spots are available. A few of the people definitely live on the block (although none are the owners of the vacant home) but many of the license plates are from out of state.

The other night a large SUV with Florida plates was blocking the alley and people were just hanging out around it. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth July 20, 2017 at 10:00 am 0

“ANC Commissioner Amy Hemingway and resident Lydia Barclay being the first to sit on the benches.”

ANC Commissioner Amy Hemingway reports:

“I am thrilled to report NPS is in the process of installing four benches in Sherman Circle. This is the result of residents’ requests and passion, and support from ANC 4D, Mayor Bowser, Councilmember Todd, and 4C Commissioner Joe Martin.

The benches arrived at 6:56am this morning. And by 7am Ms. Lydia Barclay, from 8th and Hamilton, was the first person to sit on them. She couldn’t contain her excitement, having spent nearly 40 years walking this circle. While Ms. Barclay sat for a times seven minutes, she named countless benefits of the benches, from “welcoming residents to rest after exercise to reading a book.” She named a number of her friends she was starting to tell so they could come down soon. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth July 19, 2017 at 10:25 am 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user John Sonderman

I took a walk down Upton Street, NW, a street so leafy and manicured it took a few minutes to figure out what – exactly – city I was in.

Did I accidentally end up in Decorah, Iowa? Am I on a golf course? Oh wait. That’s right.

North Cleveland Park.

Really, expensive, delicious, ah-mazing lawns: $1.5 million for a four bedroom that doesn’t even have a pool.

And the bunnies are everywhere.

It’s one of those neighborhoods that are proliferating throughout Washington. This one is in NW now but can also be seen in many other parts of the District.

Also proliferating? The bunny rabbits.

This is what the nation’s capital is becoming, isn’t it?

Because, to be honest, I can’t afford to take a walk and stop every five feet and say “oh what a beautiful rabbit”. And neither can many city wildlife who have been here much longer than I have. Because animals can’t talk. Obviously. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth July 7, 2017 at 10:55 am 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.

Thanks to a reader for sending this gem from Craigslist:

“$500 / 300ft2 – Fitness-centric couple seeking athletic, open minded female housemate (16th St.)

We are seeking a unique housemate to add to our 2600+ sq foot house. To protect our privacy we are being a bit vague in this ad but are happy to provide more details on reply if you seem like a fit.

He is mid-30s and she is 23. She is the head of household in every way and we have an explicitly female-led relationship. We are seeking a housemate that would be comfortable fitting into that dynamic and playing at least some role in it. This would include supervising him to some degree and holding him accountable for his tasks and chores. (more…)


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